Overdrive Extra

Why be an owner-operator?

| April 23, 2013

The industry has made it way too easy to move from being an employee driver to owning a truck. Far too many drivers give no real thought as to what it means.

Did you bleed for the IRS? Get ready for April 15, 2014

| April 19, 2013

Here are some tips to cut costs and get better organized for your 2013 income taxes.

The Volkswagen puzzle

| April 18, 2013

Why the manufacturer needs a North American truck program -- if only in medium duty -- if they truly want to be the biggest automotive seller worldwide.

Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a robot convoy

| April 11, 2013

Steven Ashley, writing for the BBC, gives a good update on recent testing of self-driving heavy-duty trucks, particularly a test of four trucks on an oval track in Tsukuba, Japan.

Could Navistar lawsuit provide long-sought clarity?

| April 09, 2013

The news breaking over the weekend that lawsuits filed against Navistar alleging the company and some of its management team misled investors and broke state and federal investment laws is a glaring reminder that as ...

Do the hard work to improve the business

| April 08, 2013

There are millions putting in long hours and sacrificing a life for a job, yet few of them truly succeed. They’re working hard – but not doing the truly hard work.

Behind the scenes with Lisa Kelly

| April 05, 2013

A couple weeks ago, as the Mid-America Trucking Show was winding down in Louisville, my friends at Volvo Trucks grabbed me in the media room and asked if I’d be interested in doing an exclusive ...

Don’t miss these trucking tax breaks

| April 04, 2013

Here are some commonly overlooked deductions and best tax practices you should be aware of.

About Overdrive Extra

Overdrive Extra is a continuing blog on a wide-range of trucking-related topics brought to you by various Overdrive editors.

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James Jaillet

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